You are very welcome here.
Holy Ground is a church full of quirky people seeking ways to live more authentic, loving lives. We all come to church hungry to be known and loved – searching for companions on the spiritual journey. At Holy Ground, there’s room for everyone to belong as we seek a better way of being human together.
At Holy Ground, many of us are also hungry to explore deep questions:
>> about the meaning of life
>> and about God
>> and about how we fit into the grand scheme of things.
Holy Ground is a community that's passionate about deep exploration of faith, spirituality, calling, purpose, God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and more. We invite you to come join the conversation – doubt, curiosity, and conviction are all very welcome. We don't claim to have all the answers, but we love exploring good questions together.
Who is welcome? Holy Ground is a church that's always becoming more progressive, multi-cultural, LGBTQ-affirming, and non-dogmatic. We are part of both The Episcopal Church and The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, churches that offer a wide embrace to all people. And while lots of us are young adults and young-at-heart, we joyfully welcome people of all ages.
Where and when? Our main weekly gathering happens on Sunday evenings at 5:00 PM, and we hope you'll come experience it soon. It's a casual and friendly time to be together in community and to deepen our relationships with God. We promise a warm (but not overbearing) welcome, tasty treats, and care for your kiddos.
More About Our Sunday Evening Worship Gatherings
Every Sunday at 5:00 PM, we meet one another on holy ground, seeking an encounter with God, with our deepest selves, and with one another. Our liturgies fully engage the mind, body, and spirit – honoring both ancient Christian traditions and contemporary expressions of faith. We love participation, and lots of different people are involved in leading our services. We creatively remix the practices of the church in ways that speak to our present-day realities and that challenge us to explore fresh, bold ways of living. Our message is always inclusive, progressive, and relevant, empowering us to deepen our everyday discipleship and our commitment to becoming instigators of love and liberation. Worship takes place in the chapel of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church (370 Junipero Avenue in Long Beach).